“… moments of sheer poetry”
“Probably the most successful German cellist of our time”
Highly virtuosic and full of drive, passionate and technically brilliant, versatile and charming – there are hardly any other cellists who are able to captivate their audiences the way Raphaela Gromes does. Whether as a soloist with orchestra, as a duo in chamber music or alongside a wind quartet, the young cellist always leaves everyone spellbound with both her fantastically ambitious and remarkably effortless playing. Raphaela Gromes’s album “Offenbach” was awarded the 2020 OPUS KLASSIK prize in the category “chamber music recording”. Her album “Richard Strauss – Cello Sonatas” featured another world premiere recording – of the original version of Strauss’s Sonata op. 6 – and received the “Diapason Nouveauté” award. In February 2021, her album “Klengel – Schumann: Romantic Cello Concertos” received the Diapason d’Or. Her last album, “Imagination”, released in October 2021, is now being followed by a new album entitled “Femmes”, released on the SONY label.
In the 2022/23 season, Raphaela Gromes is Artist in Residence at the Staatstheater Augsburg and makes her debuts with the Belgian National Orchestra in Brussels and the hr-Sinfonieorchester. In addition, she performs at Frauenkirche Dresden, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, with the Tonkünstler-Orchester and in Munich’s Prinzregententheater with Festival Strings Lucerne.
Raphaela Gromes plays a cello by Carlo Bergonzi provided to her from a private source. She is a cultural ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages worldwide.